Welcome to the South Sound Indoor Playground Guide! We have listed every indoor playground and indoor play space for kids in South King County, Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Olympia, and Thurston County.
If you need a fun and dry place where the kids can burn some energy in Puyallup, Auburn, or just about anywhere….we’ve got you covered! All of these spots also offer parties and special events. While we do try hard to keep this guide updated, it’s never a bad idea to confirm hours and pricing before you head out. And, finally…if your kids just want to Bounce…we have a whole additional guide to area bounce houses with open play here! Play on!
South King County
The Jungle Gym , Burien
Open Gym sessions at varying times, plus monthly date nights, camps, and parties. From their site:
Beginning September 6th, we will be offering up to 2 hours of play during the weekday open gym times.
Tuesday 11:00-1:00 and 3:00-5:00
Wednesday 11:00-1:00 and 3:00-5:00
Thursday 11:00-1:00 and 3:00-5:00
Saturday 12:00-1:00 and Sunday 12:00-1:00
Non-Members: 1 Hour $10 per child or up to 2 hours of play for $16
Members: 1 Hour $6 or up to 2 hours of play for $12
Drop off fee: $4 for members and non-members, for up to 2 hours.
Fred Meyer, Multiple Locations
Supervised kids’ play area for use while parents shop. Yes, you must remain in the store, and no, this is not your date night solution. On the other hand, if your shopping list consists of a People magazine and a pumpkin spice latte, I won’t tell!
Family Fun Center, Tukwila
Open daily (opening/closing times depend on day), except for special closures for private parties. FFC has a variety of indoor play areas. For smaller children (under 58” tall) Kidopolis is a fun play area where youngsters can climb, crawl and explore; admission is $5.50, socks required. Value packages are also available if you want to use multiple attractions. Check out the FFC Specials page or your Entertainment Guide for coupons. FFC is also frequently featured on Groupon.
Southcenter Mall Play Area, Tukwila
Recently remodeled play area with a rainforest theme. Located near the JcPenney’s mall entrance and conveniently situated near lots of kid friendly stores and the awesome family lounge area. The Food Court also boast family friendly eating areas. Open during mall hours.
Themed play areas and fun. 10.00 first child/sibling discounts Monday-Friday 10AM-7PM (Last admission at 6); Saturday and Sunday 10AM-1PM. We have a detailed review of this new, fun spot here.
Smaland at Ikea, Renton
Shop while your potty trained kids play in the ball pit! Smaland accepts children up to 15 minutes prior to Smaland closing. Open Monday-Saturday, 10:00AM-7:45PM, Sunday, 10:00AM-6:45PM.
Kent Commons Indoor Park, Kent
Indoor Park is a traditional outdoor playground brought inside the Kent Commons Gym! Play with toys, balls, and other playground equipment in a safe and dry environment. $2/visit on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 9:30AM-11:00 AM. Parent supervision required (max 3 children per adult). *Note-This one hasn’t been updated for fall yet, so call to confirm before you go.
The Metropolitan Gym, Kent
Open Gyms are offered Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 2-4pm or Saturday from 12-2pm. We often offer additional Open Gym times in the summer or during school holidays, please check our website or look for signs in our gym to look for additional times.
- Member Pricing: $9/hr or $11 for 2 hours
- Non-member Pricing: $11/hr or $13 for 2 hours
Trampoline Nation, Federal Way
All ages fun on trampolines! Regular Hours
From September 7th, 2016 to Sept 30th, 2016 Mo: Closed Tu-Th: 4pm to 9pm Fr: 4pm to 11pm Sa: 10:30am to 11pm Su: 10:30am to 9pm
From October 1st, 2016 to June 21st, 2017
Mo-Th: 4pm to 9pm Fr: 4pm to 11pm Sa: 10:30am to 11pm Su: 10:30am to 9pm
Be sure to also check their site or fb page for special events and parties.
FWCC Come Play With Me, Federal Way
The Federal Way Community Center has an indoor play gym on Mondays and Fridays from 9:30AM-11:30 AM. Drop in and let your little ones jump in the inflatable bounce house and play with fun toys, while you enjoy free coffee, compliments of Poverty Bay. Parent participation is required.
The Commons Play Area, Federal Way
A FREE, brand new play space located just outside Macy’s. Open during mall hours, Monday-Saturday, 10:00 AM-9:00PM, and Sunday, 11:00AM-6:00PM.
Auburn Gymnastics Center, Auburn
Tot Open Gym:
Tot Open Gym is for preschool aged children (6 and under) and their parents. Parents are allowed out into the gym of our 17,000 square foot facility to play with their kids on all of our gymnastics equipment. This is a great indoor activity for you to do with your tots in the Winter. Come to Open Gym to let out some of that extra energy!
Tot Open Gym is avaialble at the following locations at a cost of $5.00 per child.
Auburn: Monday and Wednesday from 11:30am – 12:30pm.
Sumner: Tuesday and Friday from 11:30am – 12:30pm.
Regular Open Gym is for school age children and older!
Open Gym is available at both the Auburn and Sumner locations every Friday from 7:30pm – 9:30pm. The cost is $15.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members.
Les Gove Park Indoor Park, Auburn
Bring your kiddos (ages 5 and younger) Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 AM-11:00 AM for socialization and fun! Balls, games, mats, riding toys, climbing toys and more provided! $2/child per session, $1/additional child. Maximum of 3 children per caregiver. Parent supervision required. Call ahead for holiday closures, periodic kids’ night out events, and other family fun! Note from SFM-Drop off option now available if you need to get some errands done. Woot!
The Outlet Collection Play Area, Auburn
A northwest themed soft play area near the Sam’s Club entrance to the mall. There is also a carousel near the Food Court. While the play area is often swamped, the mall itself is never crowded and easier to navigate than the large malls. Open during mall hours.
Peak Gymastics, Enumclaw
Play at their indoor facilities at various events throughout the week. On Wednesdays and Fridays from 12PM-2 PM, kids can play at the indoor park with parent supervision for $4/child. They also offer classes and other events, including parents’ night out.
Award winning soft play and moving equipment for young children is featured at this indoor playground at the South Hill Mall. Open 10:00AM-9:00PM, Monday-Saturday; 11:00Am-6:00PM, Sunday. Admission on weekdays is 7.00 per/child, and you can come and go! There are lots of deals available for WiggleWorks-save big with a monthly unlimited play pass, and be on the lookout for super party deals. More details at their site or on their Facebook page. We’re proudly sponsored by WiggleWorks-the cleanest, safest, funnest spot around for preschoolers and littles. We promise you’ll love it!
Roach Gymnastics, Sumner
Open Play on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursday, and Friday from 1:00PM-3:00PM, $7/child. Parent supervision required. Toddler open play Wednesday and Friday mornings; open gym Friday evenings
Indoor Playground, Sumner link opens pdf for fall 2016 schedule
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30AM-11:30AM, $3/child, everything set up with kids ages 1-5 in mind! There is music and lots of toys for a fun and safe play session. Parent supervision required; maximum 3 children per caregiver. Space limited to first 35 children. Located at the Robert Miller Gymnasium.
I don’t see this offering any longer on the city site. We’ll check on it.
Indoor Play Time & Art on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 AM-11:30 AM, $2/child. Children enjoy small and large motor skill activities, art experiences, or group games. Planned activity every Tuesday at 10 a.m. Parent supervision required.
Indoor Play Park, Puyallup
The city website says this program is still offered but doesn’t have current days/hours. We’re checking on it for you.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 AM-11:30AM, $2/resident, $3/non-residents, $1/additional child, ages 5 and under. For the youngest of kiddos, Indoor Play Park has toys, tikes, climbing fun, and a chance to meet new friends! Adult supervision required.
South Hill Mall Play Area, Puyallup
Noah’s ark themed soft play area near Old Country Buffet
Tacoma Mall Play Area, Tacoma
A “Kidgit” themed play area near the food court, open during mall hours.
Odyssey One, Tacoma
Odyssey One has a large jungle gym soft play park for kids 10 years and younger, laser tag and an arcade! Admission is $5.95/ages 2 and up and $1.95/2 and under or free with a paying older child. Adults always free! Try to go early before the crowds and be sure to check your Entertainment Book for coupons. There are also frequent coupons in the Val Pak mailers.
Edgeworks Climbing, Tacoma
How about an indoor climbing facility? This is a great option for kiddos over age 6, but the facility offers climbing to anyone who wants to try it out! Day passes are $14 for students, gear is extra. They offer classes, group events, and parties.
Climb Tacoma, Tacoma
$10 for a student day pass. They also host birthday parties, classes and group events. As with Edgeworks, this is a real-deal, climbing gym-not a drop in place for climbing toddlers.
UPlay Town Center at Frog & Kiwi Cafe, University Place-Tacoma
An awesome wooden structure and a nice variety of ride on toys and quality, creative play things. Get a latte in the cafe and watch your little ones play! Open daily, but closed on weekends during private parties. First child $6.99, additional child $4.99. On Tuesdays and Thursdays after 2 Pm, only $2/chid. Play pass for $50 for 10 admissions (to be used anytime). Check out their Facebook page before you go for hours. Note from SFM: Their fb page hasn’t been updated in a while, but one of our awesome readers confirmed they are open. You may want to call to confirm hours and rates before you go.
Children’s Museum of Tacoma, Downtown Tacoma
A recently updated and renovated museum that includes a variety of play areas for children of various ages, including an art space, water play, and lots of imaginative play. Admission is pay-as-you-will. Open Wednesdays-Sundays, 10:00AM-4:00PM, closed Tuesdays, Members only on Mondays, 10:00AM-4:00PM. Check out their site for awesome kids’ programs and Parents’ Night Out.
An urban adventure play era with three different sections designed to engage children ages 6 months to 12 years old. More than just “play equipment”, this is a creative experience that’s fun for the entire family!
Family & Group Play Playground
Indoor, Outdoor & Lil Leafs Toddler Area
Parent Required in playgrounds.
- Mon-Thur 1-4 pm
- Friday 1-6 pm
- Sat/Sun 12-6 pm
Treetops Playgrounds are open daily, Monday-Thursday, 1:00pm-4:00pm; Friday, 1:00pm-6:00pm, and Saturday/Sunday, 12:00pm-6:00pm. Do note that parents must supervise children at the playground and children must be 44″ tall to play on the Urban Adventure Course. To beat the crowds, avoid the Childwatch Hours which is a supervised childcare time for members’ kids using the facility. SFM readers recommend a STAR center adult membership, which includes many perks for $26/month. Fees are based on a sliding scale and there is also a military discount. Drop in day passes are $7/child or $15/month.
Tiny Tots Indoor Playground, Lakewood
Kids will delight in the opportunity to run, jump, climb and explore in this safe environment, while creating fun with oodles of toys and space. Parents supervision required, maximum of three children per adult. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30AM-11:00Am, $2/child.
Discovery Village, Gig Harbor
Five play areas for children of all ages, including an indoor playground, Moon Sand Beach, The Village (imaginative play space for dramatic play), and Drawing Table. Open Monday-Saturday, 10:00AM-4:00PM, admission $8.50/12 months-12 years, $6.00/siblings, FREE for adults.
Imagination Station, Port Orchard
Indoor playground and children’s classes. Open Tuesdays and Thru, 12:00PM-3:00PM, admission is $7/child, $5/siblings; first responders and teachers $6/child, $4/siblings. Parent supervision required. Date nights, preschool, and other programs available; detailed information on their site.
Play Kitsap, Bremerton
This spot is closed, but it will be reopening with a new name-Ahoy Kitsap Playland-in October of 2016.
14 different fun activities for kids, including bounce house, play kitchen area, 21 foot tall slide, sports zone, play cars. Admission is good for the entire day! FREE/12 months and under and adults, $4/12-24 months, $8/24 months and up, $6/siblings, $1 off for active duty military. Open, Mondays, Tuesday, Fridays, 9:30AM-5:00PM, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:30AM-7:00PM.
Charlie’s Safari, Lacey
Charlie’s has closed their Lacey location. They are currently working on construction at a new Hawks-Prairie location, anticipating a fall opening. You can check their Facebook page for updates.
22,000 square feet of indoor safari themed play, including a 2 story laser tag arena, huge arcade, play equipment and inflatables! Pride Rock Bounces for ages 5+, 3,000 square foot fully encased play structure, Big Game Hunt Lazer Tag (must be 4′ to play), Big Five Tykes Village (ages 1-4), and an arcade! Costs vary for each area from $6.95-$21.95. Check our their Pricing page for details. Open Mondays-Thursdays, 11:00AM-8:00Pm, Fridays, 11:00AM-9:00Pm, Sundays, 11:00AM-8:00PM. Be sure to check out their Facebook page for specials!
Black Hills Gymnastics, Lacey
Open gym for ages 6-17 Saturdays from 7-10PM 15.00 They also offer date night events as well as classes and parties.
There’s no play area here, but there is lots to look at in the 185,000 square foot showroom. Your kids can feed the fish and stare at all the museum quality animal displays, huge aquariums, and trophy animals interacting in realistic re-creations of their natural habitats. There is also an old-fashioned shooting gallery. Open Monday-Saturday, 8:00AM-9:00PM, Sunday, 9:00AM-7:00PM.
Hands on Children’s Museum, Olympia
While not specifically a playground, this excellent museum offers multiple exhibit galleries for play and exploration. There is an arts studio, building area, forest, farmer’s market, water play area, and climbing structure. Geared toward children ages birth to 10. Open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10:00AM-5:00PM, Sundays & Mondays, 11:00AM-5:00PM. Outdoor Discovery Center closes at dusk. Admission (ages 1+) $10.95, Seniors (62+) $8.95, Military with ID, $8.95. Deals to the museum are featured on Groupon and Living Social, so keep your eyes peeled! Check out their awesome website for plenty of information for first time visitors.
Westfield Capital Mall, Olympia
An animal themed play area near JCPenney is open during mall hours. Reader Crystina says this mall has a lot to offer for the family, “A foam play area for tots, a family restroom with 4 or 5 changing stations, a kiddie potty next to the adults, foam toys & a movie playing, and nursing stations with curtains, plus there is a Chuck E Cheese for your older kiddos!”
Alley Oop Gymnastics, Tumwater
For more options, check the Bounce House List for a complete list of bounce houses/inflatable indoor play places in the South Sound. I also have a list of malls with soft play areas. You’ll find both of those in the menu bar under, “Rainy Day Play!”